“In a two years period, I’ve gone from taking a beginner class with zero experience to selling my first collection of ceramics at a holiday craft fair in Soho” – Signe Y.
8 Weeks Adult Ceramic Classes: May 2 – June 26
We are limiting the enrollment in our classes to 8 students maximum.Our staff will be tested for Covid on a regular basis and students and staff will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth. Upon arrival at the studio we will perform a temperature check and ask you to disinfect your hands. We have extended the duration of our classes to 3 hours.
8 weeks session includes one 3 hours class/week and 2h of bench time/week, that must be reserved. All work will have to be completed during the 8 week class session (No greenware left on shelves at the end of the 8 weeks session). Participants should bring their own individual tool kit, apron and towel to each class. You can order them here.
Classes in all levels of wheel throwing, hand building, decorating, sculpture, glazing, tile/mosaic are offered in our fully equipped studio. The classes are kept small to allow for individualized attention and study within the group setting. Learn to create pieces using either handbuilding, throwing or a combination of both that can be used for either functional or sculptural work. Surface decoration techniques demonstrated will include applied texture, colored slips and glaze application. You are encouraged to let your instructor know of any project you may have in mind and it will be used to feed the class demonstrations.
Please scroll down to see all our ceramic classes options, time and day schedule.
How to choose your class level:
- All Level Wheel and/or Hand building classes are appropriate for total beginners as well as experienced students.
- Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and/or Hand building classes are appropriate for people with no experience as well as students who have taken the equivalent of one or two sessions before.
- Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and/or Hand building classes are appropriate for people who have already taken the equivalent of at least two sessions. Intermediate & Advanced students should be able to center 5-8 lbs of clay on the wheel and have basic coil and slab building knowledge.
8 Weeks Tuition: $548, includes Glazes, Brown house clay, firing fee at 5 cents/cubic inch (one fee covers bisque and glaze firing) and 2 hours of open studio practice week Specialty clay bodies are available for sale..
“Thanks so much for the amazing 7 weeks of class and a special thanks to Jake! It was super inspiring being there. ” – Luis D.
|Sunday Morning||5/02 – 6/20||9AM – 12PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Sunday Afternoon||5/02 – 6/20||12:30 – 3:30PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Sunday Afternoon||5/02 – 6/20||4 – 7PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Monday Evening||5/03 – 6/21||7:15 – 10:15PM||Beginner/Intermediate Wheel Throwing|
|Tuesday Morning||5/04 – 6/22||9:00AM – 12:00PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Afternoon||5/04 – 6/22||12:30PM – 3:30PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Afternoon||5/04 – 6/22||4 – 7PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Evening||5/04 – 6/22||7:15 – 10:15PM||Beginner/Intermediate Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Evening||5/04 – 6/22||7:15 – 10:15PM||Intermediate/Advanced Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Thursday Morning||5/06 – 6/24||9AM – 12PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Thursday Evening||5/06 – 6/24||7:15 – 10:15PM||Beginner Wheel Throwing|
|Friday Morning||5/07 – 6/25||9:30 AM – 12:30PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Friday Evening||5/07 – 6/25||7:15 – 10:15PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Saturday Morning||5/08 – 6/26||9AM – 12PM||Beginner Wheel Throwing|
|Online Registration for Classes|
Cancellation Policy: $125 non-refundable deposit is required to register and hold a spot in a class. Balance will be refunded for cancellation made in writing, no later than 7 days prior to the start of the class session. No refund available thereafter.
In the event CDC guidelines change before or during the course of the session and/or a studio shut down occurs, Choplet studio will transition to online instruction. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, we will be unable to provide refunds or credits, even though online classes may not provide the same instruction than in person instruction. Please make sure you only register if you are comfortable with this policy.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Firing Fee: 5 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.
Note:Classes are subject to change or cancellation if they do not fill sufficiently.